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Wink Elimination

This game is best played in a large group. Sit all of the children in a circle, and have them all put their heads down. Tap one person on the head, …

Top 20 Youth Group Games

Find more games, small group curriculum, and coaching/personal development articles for youth leaders (and BY youth leaders) on our new Youth …

How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie

<i>Guest post by Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies</i>.<p>We have a super simple and healthy recipe we’ve been itchin’ to share with you!!! As …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Juice Your Way … to Workout Energy!

I know you’re supposed to like the gym because it makes you feel good. But between you and me, when I’m in a spinning class dying and there’s still <i>45</i> …

7 Pushup Variations You Need to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Arms Race

A strong upper body can lead to faster times. Use these easy moves to build arm strength.<p>Runners' legs get all the attention. But if you neglect your upper body, you're missing out on an opportunity to become a faster, more efficient runner. "Working your arms, shoulders, and back increases muscle …

Workouts

Your Skin on Running: Prevent Heat Rash, Blisters, Chaffing, and More

<b>The Issue: Chafing</b><p><i>The Culprit:</i> Skin-on-clothing or skin-on-skin friction leads to raw, red skin typically around bra line, nipples, underarms, and thighs.<p><b>Treat It:</b> Apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (1.75 oz, $4.79, Drugstore.com) or A+D Skin Protection Original Ointment (4 oz, $4.00, Walmart.com) …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World's Best Runners

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won this year's Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds — an average of 4:42 per mile. It was easily the fastest marathon time ever recorded, an incredible feat for another powerful Kenyan runner.<p>But perhaps equally remarkable was that his fellow Kenyans also came …

Track Running 101

Conquer your fear of the local oval.<p>Whether you're taking your first steps as a runner or trying to improve your speed, a track can be a safe, convenient place to run. There are no cars to contend with, many tracks are lighted, the synthetic surface cushions your joints, and the measured distance …

Marathons

Training advice - The Running Bug

Perfect Your Downhill Running Form | Competitor.com

<i>Want to blow by your competition? Learn how to tackle the downhill.</i><p>If you’ve ever woken up with burning quads the day after a hilly race, you can …

3 Things Every Runner Should Do

<i>Got five minutes a day? Try these methods to gain strength and improve your running form.</i><p>The challenge: In 24 hours, balance work, family, friends, …